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Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
over the top of tennessee, and this is going to bring that hot air to the big cities of i-95 just one day for you, but it's the humidity that really gets our attention. a lot of people, you know, dewpoints don't mean much to them. if your dewpoint is above 07, the air is sticky and uncomfortable, and the dark green shows you where that is. it's pretty much the whole eastern half of the country today. it's feeling very uncomfortable outside because of the humidity. we have heat advisories. we have heat warnings in effect in so many areas. we're talking 98 in d.c. it's going to feel like 105. in areas here especially north of dallas really hot stuff. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. thunderstorms will be possible today, but they're not going to be widespread. it's going to be isolated storms late in the afternoon. new york city, the hartford. not like yesterday where we had huge storms develop throughout the day. i don't want to hear any complaints because it's going to be 97 in new york. it's only within day. >> you're not g
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Jul 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
level for the first time since early april. >>> big oil continued to make big money in the second quarter. exxonmobil reported a 41% jump in profits as gas prices hit three-year highs. results were still short of analysts' expectations. >>> shares of the texas giant ended up more than 2%. >>> on the flip side royal dutch shell had the help of higher fuel prices. the oil company nearly doubled its profit to $8.6 billion. speaking of oil, because of tropical storm don, gulf of mexico producers reduced oil and natural gas output and evacuated some platform workers, but analysts don't expect any prolonged production outages. >>> back on the street, we had several other companies beating expectations on thursday. they included starbucks, dupont, metlife, and colgate palmolive. >>> pet owners may have a way to keep their pups happy. we're not talking about dog bones and cat nip. a seattle lab is developing a medical marijuana patch for pets. the purpose is to help ailing animals that suffer everything from arthritis to cancer. developers hope to have the patch ready by the end of the ye
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Jul 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
do it step by step, which could mean more negotiations before the 2012 elections. the big concern this morning, will the markets be spooked by all of this just over a week from the deadline? we're already seeing lower asian markets. and in an interesting twist, the high-level english official says that it's, in his words, the right wing nutters who are causing more of a threat to the world economy than problems in europe. amara? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> the man accused in the massacre and bomb attack in norway is asking for an open court hearing so he can explain himself according to his lawyer. anders breivik is due to be arraigned today. this as a shaken nation mourns the 93 victims who died. emma murphy from our english broadcast partner itv reports. >> reporter: in a country struggling to comprehend the events of the past days, there are few rituals to bring comfort. but hour after hour in the driving rain, the people of norway have lit candles and laid flowers in memory of their dead. they seek solace together, but it is a terrible shared pain. some of th
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >> all right, bill. hopefully it's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
she won't forget, right? let's show you this forecast. we talked about "atlantis." that's the big deal out there. again, we're hoping to get "atlantis" off the ground, but right now look at the radar over florida. all the green is the rain. this is where the shuttle will be launching from, cape canaveral. all the rain should encompass this area later today. it will only increase in its coverage. right now a 70% chance that we do not watch "atlantis" lifting off. temperatures fine, winds not too bad. it will really just be all the clouds and rain that will delay the launch later today. who knows? maybe they'll get lucky. conditions are still hot down in arizona. 109 in phoenix. we'll be watching showers and storms in the colorado rockies. we're watching beautiful weather from san francisco to medford. much of the west today going to enjoy a real >>> weekend forecast going up a little later. >> always gorgeous in los angeles. they have the best weather. >>> retail sales rise, jobs jump and a trashy#mk tabloid bites dust. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
watching the game. >> nachos. did you see that? good choice. >> i did see they had two big tv remotes. typical american family. good morning, everyone. hope you had a wonderful weekend. let's show what you the big weather story is. it just dominates the weather map. from canada, southwards to texas, now starting to move into the eastern half of the country. that's an historic heat wave. if you're on the west coast and joining us, you're saying give us a little taste of that. we'd just like a little bit of heat. but that's not the case. often we get those cutoff flows in the northwest. that's been the pattern. portions of 11 different states have heat warnings that will extend all week long. so its a long duration event. you can see where the cutoff low is. you can see tlgt spin. there's another one that's been left behind. this is going to keep it rather cool in the area and a little unsettled along the coastline of washington and oregon. you may have a thunderstorm. we're dry in other areas and a little cooler today in boise after a hot day yesterday. >>> so the heat wave not
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Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
cleared spectators off the capital's west lawn where preparations for today's big independence day concert were under way. fortunately, the weather cleared up in time for the evening rehearsal. >>> elsewhere across the country, several cities held their fourth of july fireworks displays a day early. sparks flew at the annual red, white and boom festival in florida. while crowds in kansas city and columbus, ohio, took in an equally awesome spectacle of color. and in los angeles, experts were busy setting up what they say will be the fastest firing display in town. the hour-long show at l.a.'s coliseum will light up the sky with 2,000 aerial shells and 8,100 bombardment effects for a truly spectacular pyrotechnics display. >>> and thousands of people in seattle took the streets for an unusual independence day tradition. the third annual red, white and zombie walk. the ghoulish group dressed up in their worst to try their best for the guinness world record for largest gathering of zombies. organizers say they've buried the competition by several hundred walking dead. hmm. now for a lo
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Jul 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
a big plan, exactly what the president wanted. lynn. >> brian mooar there for us in washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news. a police chase in arizona ended with two suspects receiving quite a jolt. the brother and sister duo suffered the shocking reprecussions after refusing commands to surrender following a 30-mile pursuit. mri police tasered both and arrested them both further incident. >>> texas police are working around the clock to catch an armed bank robber dubbed the handsome guy bandit. he has robbed six banks wearing a life-like facial mask. they still have not been able to identify him. >>> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water for one florida family it was anything but. a four foot gator got in a few laps before an animal control officer showed township remove him from the animal pool. he came from a canal located across the street. >>> finally, in minnesota soaring temperatures have created a new way to cook up some treats. look at that. a minneapolis news producer transformed one car into an oven on wheels making the inte
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
york on sunday from the big apple to niagara falls. same-sex couples took the plunge taking advantage of landmark legislation that permits gays and lesbians to marry in the state. the first day of legalized same-sex marriages did have a few protests, but they fizzled quickly as scores of gay and lesbian couples said i do. new york is the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex marriage. >>> hundreds turned out at california's imperial beach to watch a group of artists playing in the sand. each craftsman attempted to carve their place among elite sand sculptors, churning out amazing works of art. this year, 32 teams competed for a $21,000 grand prize. >>> and finally in florida, several men did their best impersonation of ernest hemingway. the annual look alike contest at the hemingway days festival pitted over 100 clones of the famous writer against one another. the winner, a 63-year-old biomedical engineer said along with his looks, he shared hemingway's fondness for sport fishing and writing. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill k
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
year of his career, and that leaves the new york mets with a big decision to make. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. if you are a mets fan and you like jose reyes, you probably woke up with a pretty big smile on your face. despite being out of the playoff hunt, the team says they will not deal their all-star shortstop in the trade deadline in two weeks. the same couldn't be said for carlos beltran. he'll likely be dealt, and the ray with a two-run game-tying blast against the cards. in the tenth a walk-off solo shot. the mets are keeping reyes and keeping things interesting with a 6-5 win. >>> the astros and nationals tied in the 11th. pinch hitter michael singleton the game winner. houston walked off with a 3-2 win. >>> former cubs outfielder doug blandoff threw out the first pitch. the wind-up and watch out. it sailed over the catcher and into the backstop. it only got worse for the cubs. jimmy rollins from both sides of the plate. one in the second, and another in the eighth. phils win big 9-1. >>> boston's gentleman cobbi
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >>> finally in north carolina, take a look at this minor league right fielder who made a big play on tuesday. he stole the show robbing a player of a home run by making a miraculous catch despite taking a nasty tumble over the wall. there he goes again. oh! miraculously, the player didn't suffer any injuries. oh, my goodness. now for a lock at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that couldn't have felt good. i mean, no injuries, but -- >> especially because the fence was only waist high. >> he took a tumble for sure. >> good morning, everyone. around the country today, the heat is the story. there's going to be showers in store, but nothing too dramatic. not too bad in phoenix yesterday after a historic dust storm from two nights ago. temperature very well, look at that. we are at 91 still at this hour in phoenix. we are 60s up around portland and medford. as we mentioned, not a lot of bad weather out there. there were some showers and scattered thunderstorms in the rib country of northern arizona. now we are still watch
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
later today we'll warm to 74 in l.a., 97 in vegas. are the big winners. temperatures of much of southern california, including sacramento, lower 90s. the weather pattern not changing. >> i have no more good or bad news. >> are you getting paid today, bill? >> just today, i'm not sure about tomorrow. >> thank you. >>> big ben boosts stocks. oil bubbles up and what not to wear this summer on the job. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, he pushed a friend to do it for his country. now he's been asked himself. will he come through as well? >>> the u.s. women punch their ticket to the world cup final. and what would you rather have, a world series ring or your own baseball card? how about both? you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a new reuters/ipsos poll have mitt romney leading michele bachmann in a head-to-head match-up 40% to 23% among republicans and independents. >>> in southwestern china he have heavy rains have stranded residents a
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00am EDT
air in sight. we've had a big thunderstorm complex pushing down from nebraska overnight, and now it's set up over kansas. it's a good drenching rainfall. nothing too severe. it will cause delays on interstate 70 going across kansas or i-35. just a big complex of wet weather. we'll have to see how much of this holds together by the time it gets to kansas city. if you are in topeka, have your umbrella ready. wichita also, some wet weather early today. as far as the forecast goes, i have my disclaimer up here. isolated afternoon thunderstorms. it looks a lot worse than it is, but for the most part everyone will be warm and a chance of a storm late today. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. once again, this looks a lot worse than it will be. most areas will only see a storm or two for maybe 20 or 30 minutes, but, again, the humidity is up. the temperatures are high. that's going to spark those afternoon showers and storms from the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic. the mid-atlantic is going to be the area of concern. looks like heav
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >>> well, a big euro debt deal, a new owner for chrysler, and a royal dash through duty-free. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, captain america's mission was to fight the nazis, but he has an even tougher mission this weekend at the box office beating "harry potter." >>> coming up, one save and a beauty. the nfl owners are ready for football, but are the players? you're watching "early today." >>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here's some of your top headlines this morning. >>> senior defense officials tell nbc news today the pentagon will announce that both secretary of defense leon panetta and all of the joint chiefs have certified the military is ready to repeal don't ask, don't tell. president obama signed a repeal of the military's ban on openly gay troops. since then the military has been preparing for lifting the ban. >>> a new cnn poll shows 64% of americans think the u.s. should play a dominant role in space exploration. half of all americans think the end of the shuttle program is bad for the united states. >>
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
wardrobe problem, and an ump blows a very big call. plus, a major league insession agent in the nation's capital. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. . >>> the heat invaded the middle of the country. that's not going anywhere either. another heat wave is building. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today" n sports, heading into last night's game in new york, the seattle mariners lost 16 in a row. so it was almost unfair that they had to face yankee ace cc sabathia. here's fred rowiggin with an eay look at your headlines. >>> cc sabathia well on his game to pitching a perfect game, then came the rain. sabathia dealing against the mariners struck out ten in the first five innings. at one point, seven in a row. then the heavens opened. usually a pitcher's day would be over. but with perfection on the line, sabathia came back. it wasn't meant to be. brendan ryan singled in the seventh. cc finished with 14 strikeouts but no perfect game. yankees won 4-1. from great pitching to great running,
NBC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
little dip in the jet stream in the northeast. also the big dip in the jet stream in the west. that forces this ridge just to grow and increase in the middle of the country. this is where the heat's going to turn up. also the humidity, too. already excessive heat watches in areas around kansas city and tulsa. everywhere in yellow today, a heat advisory. that's not too bad. the worst is going to come in the days ahead. for today, we're going 103 in oklahoma city. 102 in dallas. 100s widespread from texas up into kansas. a little positive part here, notice it's much better, only 80s and low 90s in the southeast with rain this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today i want to talk about absolutely gorgeous conditions. you have to just love this weather pattern from d.c. northwards up through new england, back into the great lakes and ohio valley. some of the best summer weather of the season. i almost feel guilty saying how nice it's going to be in some areas. >> i won't make you do that. >>> big ben boosts stocks.
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Jul 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
the high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. >>> tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. >>> and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dualing over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner he escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama came on primetime tv to fan public outrage. one week until default, and still no deal. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: not raising the debt limit would cost all of us. >> interest rates would skyrocket on credit cards, mortgages, and car loans. that results on a huge tax hike on the american people. >> reporter: tax hikes are the problem republicans refuse. driven by
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Jul 13, 2011 4:30am EDT
so far and it is only july. >>> well, the mets make a big trade and shoonenagians at the tour de france. >>> plus the pads meltdown. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> that's the way to do it. your forecast during the day today, a lot of pop-up thunderstorms and the heat continues. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports with an eye on the bottom line the cash-strapped nets send their closer k rod packing. here's mario solis with an early look at all of your sports headlines. >>> hi, there. good morning. the mets and the brewers were wheeling and dealing. new york-traded closer francisco rodriguez from milwaukee for a pair of players to be named later. he was in line for a $17.5 million option, something the mets wanted no part of. now the phoenix for the all-star game. the red sox adrian gonzalez flexing his muscles once again last night, giving the american league a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in fourth. >>> who says there's no defense in all-star games. adrian beltre singles a left.
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am PDT
market results around the rest of the world. on the strength of last week's big wall street rally, world markets hit a four and a half week high on monday led by shanghai. the dollar was broadly steady against most major currencies. the price of crude remains steady at around $95 a barrel, and improved appetite for risk in stocks and the end of the fed's bond buying program has reduced demand for bonds with yields on ten-year notes settling near their highest point in almost two months. >>> after climbing to its highest point nearly a month the euro tumbled monday after a warning monday from standard & poor's that greece would likely be in default if it follows a rollover plan by french banks. with greek debt appearing to be in check for now, many on wall street are starting to focus on debt ceiling negotiations in washington as a possible market distraction that could take the wind out of the current rally's sails. the longest negotiations stretch, the higher the uncertainty among traders and the higher potential for market volatility. >>> data for the week starts off later this
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
that. so just kind of a lot of extremes out there today in this weather pattern. the big, huge trough on the west coast, a little unusual for this time of year has got the marine influence along the coast, it's keeping everyone cool, even a few showers, while everyone else, this will be one of the hottest days of the year throughout much of the east. i put out our enhanced satellite. you can see where the trough is in here. and it continues to spin just off the coast. all of these clouds, you see them off the shoreline. at night they move in, they move along the coastline. they burn off hopefully by about mid day or so. you get some sunshine in the afternoon and it keeps things really cool. there's a lot of drizzle with the clouds, too. we have showers from portland northwards. it won't pour, just occasional showers, temperatures in the 60s. and there's the 66 in san francisco, where fingers crossed for a little bit of sun late in the day. that's not a promise. that's a look86 for your high. san jose, 73 for you. not a lot is going to change in the west, it's going do remain cool. if
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
too big for him to know the details of each business. there could be more tough questions ahead for rupert and james murdoch. the british prime minister, david cameron, has called for a judiciary inquiry and they could be summoned for that and there are some u.s. lawmakers that want their own hearing so they can question the media mogul himself on capitol hill. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >> in washington now, lawmakers appear to be making some bipartisan progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt libt. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans who have been working together on a compromise. they have come up with democrats and republicans suggesting $4 trillion in cuts, lower taxes and $1 trillion in revenue. what does the public think? a new nbc poll finds 58% favor the president's approach of spending cuts and more taxes. lynn? >> thank you. now for a look at other stories making news early today in america. a car jacki
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Jul 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
one point murdoch claimed his company is too big for him to know the details of each business. there could be more tough questions ahead for rupert and james murdoch. the british prime minister has called a judiciary inquiry, and they could be summoned for that, and there are some u.s. lawmakers who want their own hearing so they can question the media mogul himself on capitol hill. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> to washington now where lawmakers finally appear to be making some bipartisan process -- progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt limit. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans, who have been working together on a compromise. the plan on the table would cut $4 trillion from the deficit, lower taxes, but also bring in $1 trillion in new revenues by closing tax loopholes. both sides seem to like it at least as a first step. president obama calling this a very significant step in line with what he has been workin
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Jul 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
formed quickly and is heading for the mainland, the big deal, but this one, the small storm, it's moving quickly. he'll explain why that's important. let's go to the weather map and show you where it's located. it just went over the cancun area yesterday. now it's in the southern gulf. the storm is over very warm water, but the conditions are favorable for rapid development. the core thunderstorm fell apart last night, and now it's trying to flare up again in the center. it does not look impressive this morning. it's a really small system. now, who is at risk? well, flash flooding is always a problem with any tropical system. i don't i don't think we'll have a lot of flash flooding. i don't think we'll have to see a lot of tornadoes. it's not going to be that strong of a system. this is beneficial rain for a short period of time friday neat into saturday morning. these lines all hit the computer models, and for the most part they've been tracking further to the south, and it's a huge scenario. if you get brushed with anything, you would probably be lucky, but we're looking for the
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Jul 1, 2011 4:30am EDT
fact, changing. one of the big concerns and senator harry reid brought this up yesterday, is if they don't come up with a deal soon, how might the markets react and how might that affect ordinary families. veronica. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> a federal judge has blocked a controversial south dakota law that forces women who choose to have an abortion to face a three-duh wait, the nation's longest. yesterday preliminary injunction sought by planned parenthood was granted preventing the law from taking effect today while it's challenged in court, saying it would humiliate and degrade women. the judge said the law is probably unconstitutional and that there's a public interest in protecting a woman's right to seek an abortion. under the measure women face a 72 hour waiting period and would have to undergo counseling at pregnancy centers that discourage abortion. now here's a look at some other news making news early today in america. in arizona a transformer explosion at a power plant sent plumes of thick, black smoke into the air yesterday afternoon. the blast sparke
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
? the big story nationwide was the heat. and about -- about a third, maybe two-thirds of the country will have temperatures well above average. everywhere in the red was in the 90s. many areas in the 100s. not just hot, it was humid, too. one city in texas had the feels like temperature in the shade. we've been dominated by a cool weather pattern. it continues. you see the spin here. that's our upper level low in washington state. it is keeping our cool onshore flow. we are going to get a beautiful late spring-type weather in much of central california, especially the valley areas. arizona is getting a break from the extreme heat. we still have a few showers that are rolling north. but a lot are avoiding the big cities. keep that umbrella handy. slight chance of showers from seattle to portland. vegas and phoenix, you know the big time heat will come back. at as you'd expect, it will warm up eventually. >> much different than what everybody else wants in other parts of the country. >> it is. so extreme the difference between west coast and the rest. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> while
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Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
points. the hang seng grew 196. >>> well, the rally returned thursday as a big rebound in retail sales and strong jobs. the nasdaq notched an eighth day of gains and was at its high for the year. >>> retailers had their best june in 12 years as warm weather and deep discounts lured shoppers. kohl's, target, and urban outfitters each gained more than 6%. first time unemployment claims dropped. a sign of fewer layoffs. companies added more than double the number of jobs economist had forecast for june and a huge jump from the previous month. all that boosted up for today's all important government report at unemployment for june. yesterday deutsche bank raised their forecast for the month's job creation by a whopping 75,000. >>> there was some bad news. oil rose over $2 a barrel as speculators gambled global demand will rise, and gas prices, which had dropped since may, are up about a nickel since just the end of last week. >>> rupert murdock put 200 out of work abruptly shutting down "news of the world." they lost advertisers after it allegedly hacked the voice mails of thousands
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00am EDT
weather, but the heat will be the big issue. here's the weather outside your door. we will continue to watch temperatures out there that will be on the hot side. kansas city 93 and pu ebb low at 99. 94 in orlando. the difference with florida is you will get a break and cool off. and the heat will continue through saturday and sunday. weekend forecast details coming up. >> also coming up, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. headlines are straight ahead. expectations are for a huge record-shattering weekend for the big screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap >> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested af
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
the northwest. i'll tell you where when we come back. >> also when we come back, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus a huge, record shattering weekend for this big screen installment of harry potter. >>> the nfl lockout is nearing an end. the roger clemens' trial is over and is there such a thing as an all-star game hangover? the if you're the yankees, the answer is yes. >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are the top headlines this morning. >>> two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing on the runway at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested in arizona after trying to board a united airlines flight with half an ounce of c-4 explosives in his baggage. the government says he stole it while attending a training course, but there's no evidence he planned to detonate it. >>> the fbi has released ima
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Jul 6, 2011 4:30am EDT
the winds from the thunderstorm. often the thunderstorms die and send out a big gust of wind, and then, of course, the sandy soil and dust just picks up and blows right through, and the phoenix area is where you saw those pictures from, but that was also widespread all through southern portions of arizona and now those thunderstorms producing flooding around lake havisu city. 102 in dallas. it was 104 in oklahoma city. this area has not caught a break. much of the country was very warm. how is this? we've now had in oklahoma city, 16 100 degree days this year. that's more than las vegas whose had 15. can you see dallas, san anthony, many areas, even austin at 21 are on this list. normally phoenix and tucson are. we expect that today. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today we'll call it 93 in philadelphia. many areas of the country are very warm. you notice there's going to be a lot of pop-up thunderstorms. very typical of summertime weather through the southeast. also around chicago a chance of a storm today too with a h
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Jul 26, 2011 4:00am PDT
high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. >>> tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. >>> and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dueling over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: we're now one week away from this possible default deadline and it looks like the white house and congress are no closer to a deal today. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game that we've never played before and we can't afford to play it now. >> reporter: president obama is taking his behind-closed-doors fight public to pr
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him or her more attractive. >> well cc goes all t
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am PDT
jumped nearly 10% after raising its quarterly dividend and announcing a big stock buy back. ebay rose more than 4% on upgrades in the wake of a fed decision favorable to the pay pal service. this spring farmers planted the second largest corn crop in 70 years. good for consumers. it should bring down food prices, but bad for farmers who probably will lose income. as a result, fertilizer maker cf industries fell more than 5%. >>> a mixed trade commission verdict in eastman kodak's patent dispute with the makers of iphones and black ber is sent kodak tumbling. lockheed martin cut about 1,500 job, anticipating reduced defense spending. >>> talking about feeling atm inadequate. a customer using a bank machine in long island's swanky east hampton village found the previous user left behind their savings account bank receipt showing a balance of $99 million. hmm. >>> another sports lockout, a see-saw battle between the giants and the cubs and who is making noise at wimbledon? plus, talk about coming right into your living room. your early morning sports headlines, ah, are straight ahead. >>
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
building behind me, the parliament, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them
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